Featured Old Sword / Would love more info on it

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by Chris B., Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

    Hello everyone. I have this Old Sword that my dad gave me. He has been collecting for ages and I am always surprised to find what he's aquired over the years!

    I don't know much about swords so if anyone has any info / input on it , it would be great!

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Best Answer
    i believe it may be this.......................:happy::happy::happy::rolleyes::rolleyes::yawn::woot::woot::woot:

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    Origin: North-Western Africa (Morocco).
    A North-Western African (Moroccan) sabre nimcha, dating to 19th century. Length - 81,5 cm.
    Nimcha is a sabre, used in North-West Africa, particularly in Morocco. Production of nimcha sabres started in late 18th century, usually using older blades. Many nimchas have 17th century or later European blades.
    Nimchas have characteristic handles with crossguards bent down toward the blade. Wooden or bone grips have square bent forward pommels. From the bottom of front part of the crossguard often go a knuckle, covering fingers and reaching the pommel, but not connected with it.
    Blade: a slightly curved steel single edged blade with a false edge near the tip. One narrow fuller going along the blade. Length of the blade - 68 cm, width – 31,6 mm, thickness – 5 mm.
    Hilt: bone grip with brass fittings near the crossguard. Crossguard has two branches bent down towards the blade in the backside and one branch bent down towards the blade in the front side of the crossguard. From the front part of the crossguard the knuckle guard is going toward the pommel. Bone split on the pommel.


    https://www.invaluable.com/auction-...-north-west-africa-morocco-19-25-c-8a74e2c98e


    :happy::happy::happy::happy:
     
  3. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I think it may be German (Solingen) but the same markings are found on African and Persian blades.
    Research "double crescent moon sword marking" and you will see lots of confusion on Sword Forums.
     
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  4. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

    Thanks for your reply! Yes I was also thinking Persian. I have read also that it's not unusual to have a blade from a certain country added to a handle from a totally different country, so that makes things even more confusing, LoL.
     
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the wood handle is strange to me..
     
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  6. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

    I believe it may be bone...
     
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    possible...:happy:
     
  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Best Answer
    i believe it may be this.......................:happy::happy::happy::rolleyes::rolleyes::yawn::woot::woot::woot:

    upload_2020-10-19_18-24-21.jpeg

    Origin: North-Western Africa (Morocco).
    A North-Western African (Moroccan) sabre nimcha, dating to 19th century. Length - 81,5 cm.
    Nimcha is a sabre, used in North-West Africa, particularly in Morocco. Production of nimcha sabres started in late 18th century, usually using older blades. Many nimchas have 17th century or later European blades.
    Nimchas have characteristic handles with crossguards bent down toward the blade. Wooden or bone grips have square bent forward pommels. From the bottom of front part of the crossguard often go a knuckle, covering fingers and reaching the pommel, but not connected with it.
    Blade: a slightly curved steel single edged blade with a false edge near the tip. One narrow fuller going along the blade. Length of the blade - 68 cm, width – 31,6 mm, thickness – 5 mm.
    Hilt: bone grip with brass fittings near the crossguard. Crossguard has two branches bent down towards the blade in the backside and one branch bent down towards the blade in the front side of the crossguard. From the front part of the crossguard the knuckle guard is going toward the pommel. Bone split on the pommel.


    https://www.invaluable.com/auction-...-north-west-africa-morocco-19-25-c-8a74e2c98e


    :happy::happy::happy::happy:
     
  9. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

    Wow! Nice thank you so much, it is very similar in fact! :happy:
     
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  10. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    It looks like its had woodworm, so I would say wood.

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  11. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

    Ah Ok! Could very well be. I was wondering what those holes were... It's just the texture, it doesn't really feel like wood. But I guess it could be.
     
  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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    How much more similar are you thinkin this has to be?
     
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  13. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

    Didn't mean to insult you, I should have phrased it, it's identical? :happy: I do believe it's a Nimcha.
     
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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    No offense taken @Chris B. !!! ;):)
    You said thanks....& you're welcome !!
    Please go back to my post with the description and click on Best Answer, so folks interested in this sword can find the answer right away !!:happy:
     
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    now folks can go straight to the answer....!
     
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    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  17. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Every time I see a thread with Best Answer chosen I wonder how that managed to happen. Now I know one way! :):singing:;)
     
  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    but are u aware I've asked that of at least a dozen new members...with no positive outcome???
     
  19. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Yes!
     
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  20. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    oooopsy !!! :oops::oops::oops::oops::oops::p:wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::happy::happy::happy::happy::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  21. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    No problem! :)
     
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